115th Annual Convention

October 8-9, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
Manhattan, Kansas

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Event Locations

Golf Outing: 11:30 a.m. Lunch | 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Colbert Hills
5200 Colbert Hills Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66503

Flint Hills Discovery Center
315 S. 3rd St.
Manhattan, KS 66502


Wednesday, October 8
9:00 a.m. KAPCIC Board Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Golf Outing Registration and Lunch
Check in for the KAPCIC Golf Outing and enjoy a buffet lunch at Colbert Hills Golf Course.
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Golf Outing
Reconnect with your KAPCIC peers on the golf course at Colbert Hills Golf Course.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Kansas State West Stadium Tour
This $75 million, 250,000 square foot West Stadium Center opened in Fall 2013 and is a state of the art facility for athletes and fans alike. There is no charge for this public tour but participants must provide their own transportation. The stadium is approximately a 10 minute drive from the hotel.
6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Banquet – Flint Hills Discovery Center
Enjoy drinks, dinner, and the opportunity to explore the Flint Hills Discovery Center at your leisure.
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Thursday, October 9
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Address
Every company walks the same tightrope that is fixed between attracting and retaining customers outside the organization and attracting and retaining employees that serve those customers. Add to the mix the complexity of a workforce and customer base that are rapidly changing and you have the potential to be wildly successful or horribly behind the times. Learn to understand the impact created by changing demographics and use that knowledge to your advantage.
Presenter: Tom Meier, Human Resource Consultant, Indianapolis, Ind.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Session – Legislative Focus
Presenter: Martin Hawver, Editor and Publisher, Topeka, Kan.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Advocacy & Legislative Issues Update
Presenters: Marlee Carpenter, Bright and Carpenter Consulting, Topeka, Kan.
Mark Johnston, Director – State Affairs, Midwest Region NAMIC, St. Louis, Mo.
Joe Woods, Vice President – State Government Relations PCI, Austin, Texas
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Session – Changing Leadership
The coming social demographic changes will dictate a shift from the management ranks to the executive boardroom in order for companies to remain agile, relevant and profitable. This practical workshop will show you how to foster engagement and enhance productivity among those from different generational groups. You will become more effective at managing the coming talent transition with a focus on creating a learning environment.

Presenter: Tom Meier, Human Resource Consultant, Indianapolis, Ind.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Severe Convective Storms – Climate and Resilience Essentials
The session will address essentials of tornado, hail and wind perils. The state of knowledge concerning tornado, hail and wind – where it occurs and with what severity – will be discussed as relevant to the industry. Damage characteristics for structures subjected to these perils will be discussed, with a view to possible resilience measures. Recent events will lend a practical view to the discussion.

Presenter: James Waller, PhD., Research Meteorologist, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, Philadelphia, Pa.T

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. KAPCIC Annual Business Meeting
This meeting is only open to members of KAPCIC.